Summer Online | Course Listing

Courses marked with an * are open to high school juniors and seniors

Summer 2018

Session 1

BIOL 210 - Medical Terminology (2 hours) 

Instructor: Jamie Potter

This course provides the opportunity to learn and recognize word roots, prefixes, and suffixes used in current medical professions. The meaningful combination of words (to describe and understand medical conditions) will be emphasized. Medical terms related to all major body systems will be reviewed. This course is often required for students pursuing careers in numerous health professions, including physician assistant, physical therapy, and nursing, and may be of interest to students in other pre-health tracks (pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-optometry).

ENGL 202 - Literary Voices: Earth and Elfland 


Known for his wisdom and witticism, his knowledge and silliness, his paradox and imaginary sword fighting, G. K. Chesterton was a poet, playwright, newspaper writer, and novelist whose prolific penmanship of the early 1900s debated evolutionism and atheism, inspired Ghandi and the Pope (whom he met and advised), and ignited fantastic ideas for generations to come. Be aware: Chesterton is not for the faint of heart; his writing is very challenging, and his ideas, quite complex. Still, his brilliance promises to spark and to grow those who will take the time to read and understand him. In this course, we will read several of GKC's works, alongside a predecessor who inspired him (George MacDonald) and two successors of his ideas (C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien). We will discuss his ideas and apply them to our lives. Prepare to have, as he says in Orthodoxy, "one foot in earth and the other in fairyland!"

ECON 295 Special Topics: "Economic Journalism" (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Bob Black

* MHS 222 A - Introduction to Film Music (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: David Clem

History and aesthetics of music written for Hollywood films. Exploration of the sociology, philosophy, psychology, and technique of film music. Review of the elements of musical style with particular emphasis on their relation to the dramatic aspects of film. Written work emphasizing critical analysis of the use of music in various American film genres. Culture: Music. Liberal Arts.

* MHS 254 - Music of World Cultures (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Armenio Suzano

Survey of Asian, Latin American, African, European music; listening experience, with research and analysis. Introduction to ethnomusicology to broaden student's perspective. Recommended for those interested in mission field or intercultural relations.

POLS 205 - In Search of Justice, (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: peter meilaender

How do we do justice and avoid injustice through political activity? We explore the possibilities and pitfalls of the search for justice by considering classic theories of justice, studying citizen action and the policy process, and examining case studies of specific issues such as health care, same-sex marriage, human trafficking, or other issues of current concern.

* PSY 111 - Introduction to Psychology (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Cynthia Symons

Scientific study of thinking, emotion, and behavior. Surveys theories, issues, and concepts of psychology. May include research participation requirements.

* PSY 205 - Special Topics: Introduction to School Counseling (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Bill Burrichter

This course will provide a foundation for understanding the role of a school counselor, meeting the needs of all students Pre-K-12, their families, schools and communities. The student will learn about the role of the school counselor in facilitating academic, career and personal-social success. Students will be introduced to the ASCA National Model: A framework for school counseling programs. (3 credits)

* SPAN 101 - Spanish Level 1, (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Marlene Collins-Blair

Emphasizes the development of communicative competence in Spanish, bringing students to the novice-mid level of oral proficiency. At this level, communicative tasks are specifically focused on interpersonal and interpretive modes. Additional activities develop awareness and appreciation of the variety of cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Session 2

* BIBL 101 - Biblical Literature, (4 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Karen Tucker

Survey of the types of literature found in the Bible. Considers the origin of the biblical texts and canon; basic issues of interpretation (hermeneutics); and an outline of the history of Israel and of the New Testament church as a backdrop for the message. Literary, historical, and theological aspects of selected texts will be explored. This is a prerequisite for all Bible courses and THEL 209.

* COMM 215 - Interpersonal Communication, (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Denise Reichard

Principles, application of interpersonal skills in the context of friendships and families. Includes personal and relational awareness, person perception, verbal and nonverbal communication, relational development, and gender communication.

BADM / COMM 218 - Marketing Principles (3 hours)

Instructor: Daniel Minchen

Factors in product development, pricing, distribution, and promotion of consumer and business goods and services.

EDUC 305 - Middle-School Content Area Learning Strategies (3 hours)

instructor: Cathy Freytag

Examines a variety of research-validated content-area learning strategies, self-advocacy strategies and process strategies for use in inclusive classrooms in the middle grades (grades 5-9). Students will research, read, review, critique and develop a variety of instructional strategies for use with middle-grade learners (with and without disabilities) across multiple content areas. According to New York State teacher certification requirements (8/2015), graduates who are granted an Initial Teaching Certificate from New York State and who complete six credits of middle-grades coursework with a C or better may be able to extend their teaching certificate to include the middle grades through the Individual Evaluation for Additional Classroom Teaching Certificate pathway. 

ENGL 202 - Literary Voices: "Foodie Fictions", (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Laurie Dashnau

A special look at the roles of food and eating scenes in multiple forms of literature, including Isak Dinesen's short story "Babette's Feast," Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, and a variety of poems. The course will entail writing numerous two-page essays and completing a creative project as well as significantly engaging with one's peers via online discussions and written responses.

* Mlt 211 - Music and Listening, (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Armenio Suzano

Introduction to the study and enjoyment of classical masterpieces in music: recordings, outside biographical readings, reports on current musical events.

PHIL 202 - Metaphysics, Morality and Mind (3 hours) Liberal Arts

Instructor: Matthew Baddorf

Critical analysis of the contours of a world and life view coupled with more detailed critical analysis of peren-nial and foundational issues in epistemology (the nature of truth and knowledge), metaphysics (the nature of reality: persons, the world, and God), and ethics (the nature of goodness and the process of ethical decision making, with close attention to character--virtue and vice--and the foundations of morality).

POLS 220 - The American Political System (3 hours) Liberal Arts

instructor: Peter Meilaender

The foundation course in American politics. Focuses on the basic design of the American political system, including constitutionalism, federalism, and the separation of powers, with special attention to the Founding principles as explained in the Federalist. Additional topics can include political parties, elections, Congress and the President, bureaucracy, the judiciary, and state and local government.  

PSY 325 - Human Sexuality, (3 hours) Liberal Arts

instructor: Paul Young

Examines sexuality as a component of our personalities, an aspect of our behavior, and an element in our environment. Considers how sexuality develops and interacts with other aspects of our thought and behavior. Liberal Arts.

Note: a course may have prerequisites that need to be fulfilled before enrollment. Please check the college catalog.

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